How do I volunteer to help?
We are always in need of volunteers for both evening sessions and as room monitors. If you are interested in volunteering for evening sessions please email Jill Woodbury at If you are interested in acting as a room monitor please email Christy at
How do I register for Institute?
All registrations will be processed online through the UGA website. On June 2, 2012, at 9:00 AM (Mountain Time) a SLIG 2013 Registration menu item will appear on the UGA website in the list on the left side of the website. If you log in as a member first your information will be automatically populated and you will be automatically charged the reduced rate. If you are a non-UGA member you may purchase a membership, register as a non-member, and be refunded the difference. If you have questions please call the main UGA phone number at (801) 259-4172 or email You will be given the option to pay by credit card using PayPal (you do not have to have a PayPal account) or by sending a check.
Please note: Registration for meals and evening sessions will not open until mid-July due to a registration system change. At this time you are only registering for a track.
Where is Institute held?
The Institute will be held at the downtown Salt Lake City, Radisson Hotel, located at 215 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah.
When is Institute?
Institute is January 14-18, 2013 with a welcome social and check-in on Sunday, January 13, 2013.
What is a "Track"?
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy is organized into 10-12 subjects, called tracks. The foremost experts in the field for each subject provide students with at least twenty hours of in-depth instruction on their topic. The format allows coordinators and instructors to build on the understanding gained from each lecture, building a foundation rather than giving scattered information. Students leave with a much deeper understanding of the topic at hand. While a few tracks are offered each year, most rotate. Visit our future institutes page for more information.
Where should I stay?
We highly recommend staying at the conference hotel, the downtown Salt Lake City Radisson.
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $350 for UGA members and $400 for everyone else. You MUST be logged in to the members area of the website prior to registering to receive the member discount. It is highly advisable that members check their logins before Saturday, June 2nd, and that new members join prior to Saturday as well. These tuition prices are applicable through October 31, 2012 when the early-bird registration expires. (Non-early-bird tuition is $400 for UGA members and $450 for everyone else.) Two payment options have been provided: pay online with your credit card via PayPal or pay via check through the mail. Your place in the course is reserved upon checkout.
What are "Evening Sessions"?
Classes at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy end most days about 3:00 PM to allow registrants time to apply their new skills while researching at the Family History Library. Evening classes are also offered each day at 7:00 PM and 8:15 PM. These classes are outside the main tracks and cover ad-hoc topics. They are available for $10/class and are open to the public.
What is the Cancellation Policy?
For cancellations: full refunds, less a $50 administration fee, will be given through November 30, 2012. After November 30, 2012, registrants will be mailed a printed syllabus, but no refund of tuition. Please email with questions.
Why am I having trouble logging into the new website?
The new website utilizes a new login system. The formula for your login is:
Username: In all lowercase, up to the first four letters of your first name + up to the first four letters of your last name, both with no spaces or non-alphabetic characters (such as . or '). So Joshua St. Claire becomes joshstcl, Lee Ann O'Leary becomes leeaolea, and Bo Nanas becomes bonana.
Password: In all lowercase, the first initial of the person’s first name + the first 5 digits of their zip code + the first initial of the person’s last name. i.e. j84110d. Once you log in, you can change your username and password to something you will remember better!  Your password should have a minimum of six characters including upper case letters, lower case letters and numbers.  Special characters such as #$%@&* are NOT permitted.